Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween from the Cows!

Just a quick post to say, Happy Halloween! At my school, the teachers and students picked costumes from picture books, and we celebrated books! Here I am with my 2nd grade buddy! :)

Good luck with the rest of the week everyone! :)


Monday, October 29, 2012

WHOOO loves 2 Digit Addition! Owl Freebie

Its Monday, and boy was my Monday eventful. I won't get into it, but I had a special friend lose his cool today. First, I want to send prays to my bloggy friends out East. STAY SAFE! I was teaching my students about hurricanes today, and we decided we would keep happy thoughts for everyone out East.

I wanted to post about a super cute little math owl we made last Friday. We had just finished our 2 Digit Addition unit, and I am happy to say they ROCKED IT! I was very nervous at first because they were just not getting it! We kept our cool, and kept practicing, and all but a couple friends Aced the test! Woo Hoo! To celebrate rocking two-digit addition we got to make this addition owls. They made their owl sorted the problems and we hung them up! Click the picture to take you to the pattern.


 Happy Early Halloween! I had a fun get together with some friends on Saturday! It was great to see so many friends I don't get to see much! I dressed up as a 60s housewife. It turned out super cute! My co-teacher and I are keeping our school costume top-secret!


Monday, October 22, 2012

Going Batty and a Freebie!

So I planned on posting about this last Monday, but we all know life happens and I haven't been able to get to my blog all week! My class has been going absolutely batty over this unit!

It is so wonderful, and my friends love it. We have been working so hard, and I believe Jen does the Treasures series just like my school, so the grammer matches up perfectly. I have some pictures to show of my students working so hard and learning about bats! 

One of my favorite activities was the scavenger hunts, and being the bad teacher I am I only took one picture of my friend doing it. This was when we were searching for antonyms.

Another activity my friends loved was creating a venn diagram comparing bats and birds. It was our first time doing venn diagrams this year, but they picked up very quickly. After we made our class diagram, they cut and pasted their own diagram.

I really wish I would have gotten pictures of their sequencing books, but I of course forgot! If you are looking for a unit to finish up October. I HIGHLY recommended doing this unit, it was so amazing!

After seeing how much my students love scavenger hunts around the classroom, I made this one for them to work on their 2- digit regrouping. My students are really not getting regrouping, so hopefully more practice like this will help. I hope you can use it in your classroom too!

You can click on the pictures to take you to the download! :) Or you can just go to my TPT store. :)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Monday. I have friend who has started bringing me an envelope with a little piece of candy each day. It is soo sweet and brightens everyday!


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Fire Safety Dog Craftivity!

I am so excited for this post! I love this craft and so did my students! We just finished our fire safety unit and to wrap it up we made these super cute dogs.

I used them as a review tool.  My students wrote fire safety tips they had learned in class on the bone. They had to choose three tips and write them on their bone. Also, I had them write their names on their  badges. This friend meant to write Chief, but forgot the "i"! All of these turned out so cute, and look adorable hanging up in my classroom.

If you want to make these cute pups with your students you can pick it up at my TPT store for only $1! :) I have to admit, I am a little nervous putting these for sale because it is my first item I am selling.  Please let me know what you think! I would love some feedback. 

Also, because this is a brand new product the first two people to leave me a comment on here with their email can get this for free!


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Brain Break Video! What's that you say?

So I was surfing Pinterest tonight, as I often do most nights, and I saw this Youtube video. It caught my eye because the guys from Koo Koo Kanga Roo went to my college. This wouldn't be that strange, but my college had around 1300 students. I decided to watch the video and I FELL in love with this one! They, also, have a ton of different dance-a-longs. CHECK IT OUT!

I hope you fall in love with it just as much as I did! I am so excited to use this with my friends tomorrow. We could have really used it around 2:30 today. From 8:30-2:30 my friends were amazing and they worked so incredibly hard, then 2:30-4:10 I think little Halloween Monsters decided to come a little early! I know tomorrow will be a better day. Hope your days was wonderful.

Meg :)

PS I might have been dancing to this in my apartment by myself! :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Big Pumpkin and a Stylish Linky Party

I can't believe how chilly it is outside! Every morning, I wake up and wish I could stay in bed in a sweatshirt and sweatpants. October is in full swing in my classroom, and we are obsessed with Big Pumpkin  by Erica Silverman. Even during quiet work time my students will ask me just to put on the audio of the book, so that they can listen to it as they work! Well, in our reading curriculum we are working on sequencing, I made this little cut and paste and writing activity for my students to go along with their favorite book. If you read this book in your classroom I hope you can enjoy this activity!

Whats your classes favorite halloween book?

Onto a super cute linky party by Mrs. Prince & co. I know she says snap a picture tomorrow morning, but I thought I would share a picture of me and my co earlier in the year! :)

Here is me and my beautiful co-teacher in her 2nd grade classroom!

You should link up too because I need more outfit ideas! :)

Love from Minnesota,


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Taking a break from putting in my grades for Currently!

This was a much needed grading break! I am so tired of clicking each grade. At my school, we grade our students on a variety of different things on a scale from 0-4. In math, there are like 17 and times that by 25, it is A LOT of clicking!

Well here is my currently:

Love from Minnesota,
Meg :)